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By ERICA R. GARDNER
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A report from the USS Constitution - yes, that Constitution

 

U.S. Navy Office of Community Outreach

Contributed photo U.S. Navy Office of Community Outreach Medical Lake graduate Taylor Ruggles is serving on the world's oldest commissioned warship during the Fourth of July.

BOSTON – A 2016 Medical Lake High School graduate and Medical Lake, Wash., native will celebrate America's 242nd year of independence as part of a hand-picked Navy crew serving on the world's oldest commissioned warship afloat, the USS Constitution.

Seaman Taylor Ruggles, a gunner's mate, serves aboard the 220-year-old Boston-based ship named by President George Washington to honor the Constitution of the United States of America. Famously known as "Old Ironsides," the Constitution is a wooden-hulled three-masted heavy frigate that originally launched in 1797.

"I had a lot of interaction...



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